Casa de Campo Resort & Villas – the 7,000-acre luxury destination in La Romana, Dominican Republic – invites anglers to gear up and cast out at the Marina Casa de Campo for the upcoming fishing season, from February through May 2016. The season will boast renowned tournaments, including the Casa de Campo International Blue Marlin Classic from March 30 to April 3 and the Casa de Campo Cup, March 15 to April 15.
Each year, the Marina at Casa de Campo hosts dozens of fishing vessels with some of the world’s most prominent sports fishermen. The 2015 fishing season at Casa de Campo lasted 113 days and ended with 618/1,084 Blue Marlin released, averaging five Blue Marlin per day. White Marlin, Sailfish, Spearfish and Swordfish – including the 368lb Swordfish caught by the boat Speculator – were also among the species that were released, resulting in nearly 700 released billfish during the 2015 season.
“With such great success during the 2015 fishing season, we are thrilled for the 2016 season as we continue to provide resident and non-resident anglers a fun, challenging experience when pursuing billfish,” said Vilma Nunez, marketing and director of public relations at Marina Casa de Campo.
The 2016 Casa de Campo International Blue Marlin Classic is a five-day, all-release team event, in which all points accumulated on one boat by one team throughout the competition determines the winners. Teams may be comprised of up to four anglers with a minimum of two anglers per team. The 2016 Marina Casa de Campo Cup is an annual competition during fishing season where the boat with the most Blue Marlins released during an established period of time will be named the winner. This Cup will be housed at the Casa de Campo Yacht Club and the name of the winner will be placed each year at the base of the trophy, in addition the winner will take home a replica of the cup.
The Marina at Casa de Campo extends over more than 90,000 square meters and is the most modern marina in the Caribbean, with 350 slips and the IBC Shipyard with lift that can carry up to 250 tons for repairs. The state-of-the-art docking facilities include water, electricity and cable access for all boats, allowing guests to feel at home and completely comfortable while enjoying the marina’s unsurpassed amenities, activities and Casa de Campo resort facilities. The Marina is also home to The Yacht Club, featuring private lounge quarters, a welcoming bar for guests to relax. Whether experienced sailors or new to the sport, guests learn from the best and conquer the Caribbean seas with the help of knowledgeable instructors.
Casa de Campo Resort & Villas – a member of the Preferred Hotels & Resorts Legend Collection and The Leading Hotels of the World – attracts affluent travelers with the offering of spacious hotel rooms, suites and luxury villas. Expect gourmet cuisine and fine wines and spirits throughout the destination’s restaurants and bars, a 370-slip Marina & Yacht Club, Polo & Equestrian Club, Jim Courier Tennis Center and 245-acre Shooting Club. Spanning 7,000 tropical acres on the southeastern coast of the Dominican Republic, this luxury Caribbean destination is also home to three of the game’s most difficult courses all designed by Pete Dye, including Teeth of the Dog, Dye Fore and The Links. Casa de Campo is also home to Altos de Chavón – an artisan’s village modeled after a 16th century Mediterranean city with boutique shops, museums and a 5,000-seat Grecian-style amphitheater inaugurated by Frank Sinatra in August of 1982.
For ease of arrival, La Romana International Airport, Casa de Campo (LRM) is five minutes from check-in and serviced by JetBlue Airways (now with direct flights from JFK three times a week) and seasonally by American Airlines (non-stop service from MIA). A short drive away, Santo Domingo (SDQ) and Punta Cana (PUJ) operate daily direct flights from all major U.S. airports. For more information, please call 1-800-877-3643, or visit www.casadecampo.com.do.